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Student demonstration denounces campus police’s reaction to gun threat

Student demonstration denounces campus police’s reaction to gun threat

Jacob Pascua

February 28, 2018

Students dressed in red and white, fervently chanted “My life is not a hoax” and “Open and operational” in a staged performance in front of the Oviatt library on Monday. The class of COMS 401, performance and social change, expressed their discontent with how campus police managed the false gun threat on Feb. 16. The students criticized CSUN for the lack of communication as students panicked when they ...

Protest hopes to make campus safe for undocumented students

Protest hopes to make campus safe for undocumented students

Robert Spallone

November 17, 2016

Students strode through campus in solidarity Wednesday afternoon to promote a safe campus for undocumented students.Protesters that were spread around campus met in front of the Oviatt Library to demand that CSUN administration provide a sanctuary campus.Chants consisted of “up up with education, dow...

Proposition 60 panel comes to Oviatt Library

Proposition 60 panel comes to Oviatt Library

Samantha Gullikson

October 22, 2016

The panel featured Dr. Adam Cohen, the Director of Advocacy and Policy Research for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Chanel Preston, the Chair of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, Professor Tom Hogan-Esch from CSUN’s department of political science, and Professor Shira Tarrant from Cal State Long...

Exhibit celebrates Black History Month

Exhibit celebrates Black History Month

Edward Ruano

February 11, 2016

The Department of Africana Studies shared with students and faculty the long and checkered history of people of black descent during the opening reception of the "Hallowed Grounds Exhibit" in the Oviatt Library, Wednesday. The reception, "Historicizing & Contemporizing the Black Aesthetic: Keeping...

Students read banned books with author Cecil Castellucci

Students read banned books with author Cecil Castellucci

Leni Maiai

October 1, 2015

Students and faculty packed the Presentation Room of the Oviatt Library Wednesday as students read excerpts from books that have been banned and censored throughout American history to celebrate banned books week. The event featured speeches from Elizabeth Blakey, assistant professor of journalism...

Earth Day-themed fair displays alternative waste removal, eco-friendly products

Earth Day-themed fair displays alternative waste removal, eco-friendly products

Rose Barraza

April 23, 2015

Plants, animals and sustainability awareness were important topics on the CSUN campus during the Earth Fair near Bayramian Hall Thursday afternoon. In honor of Earth Day the day before, Associated Students presented an event to bring awareness to students about caring for the environment and making...

Commencement ceremonies to be held at Oviatt, Associated Students announces

Commencement ceremonies to be held at Oviatt, Associated Students announces

Alexi Chidbachian

December 9, 2014

  CSUN administration and Associated Students (AS), along with the voices of students have changed the platform for the way 2015 commencement will be held by increasing the number of tickets distributed due to the addition of a separate ceremony for graduate students. Early in the semester, the university propos...

Final Flip gives students a break

Final Flip gives students a break

Silvia Gutierrez

December 4, 2014

http://youtu.be/BqtifA2mgZg Associated students (AS) provided students free pancakes, fruit and drinks on Wednesday Dec. 3 from 7pm to 10pm at the Oviatt library. Final Flip is a tradition that helps students relax from finals.

Professor encourages leisure reading revival

Professor encourages leisure reading revival

Melisa Fumbarg

November 28, 2014

  Few things can replicate the feeling of opening a book and letting the words sink in to create a lasting impression on the reader. The Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room was created in order to address the lack of leisure reading which is all-too-common among busy co...

Faulty fire alarm triggers student evacuation of Oviatt Library

Faulty fire alarm triggers student evacuation of Oviatt Library

Mateo Melero

November 17, 2014

A dirty smoke detector inside the Oviatt Library caused the evacuation of nearly 3,500 students Monday afternoon, CSUN officials said. A smoke alarm inside Oviatt room 457 went off around 3:15 p.m. and officials removed all occupants within three to five minutes to a safe distance from the ...

CSUN is trying to ruin graduation for us, yet again

CSUN is trying to ruin graduation for us, yet again

Joshua Khabushani

November 10, 2014

In a sequel to last year’s frenzy, campus administration has once again insulted the student body by serving us with yet another false dichotomy. Keep commencement at the Oviatt Library - allowing up to seven tickets - or sabotage 15 years of Matador tradition and move commencement to the North Field, offering a p...

Oviatt Library’s Used Book Sale

Oviatt Library’s Used Book Sale

Candice Criss

October 7, 2014

http://youtu.be/v7YRKzpha0E Friends of the Oviatt library invited students to buy books at low prices. Every student that buys a book goes towards new materials for the library.

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